NeuroLogic - Summer 2009
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NF, as it’s also known, is among the most common inherited disorders, affecting more kids than cystic fibrosis. It is an extraordinarily challenging disorder for neurologists to treat, partially because it’s so unpredictable. Comprehensive and continuous care are a must, which is where the Johns Hopkins Neurofibromatosis Center comes into play.
Ziya Gokaslan and George Jallo take on spinal tumors that others consider inoperable.
HIV ~ AIDS
Drs Justin McArthur and Joseph Steiner are leading a research effort to search for drugs that can protect the brain and central nervous system from the damage of HIV.
The Johns Hopkins Hospital’s Neuromuscular Pathology Lab uses muscle and nerve biopsies to diagnose a wide variety of diseases. Another Hopkins lab, the Cutaneous Nerve Laboratory, uses skin biopsies to diagnose neuropathies and offers a different set of specialty diagnostic services.
Gregory Riggins believes there may already be a drug that can extend the survival time of patients with a glioblastoma, and he's committed to finding it.